Four of the 12 graduates of the Workforce Development initiative designed “to create more highly skilled Bermudians in preparation for current and future labour needs within the Hospitality Industry”, have been offered immediate employment.
Speaking at the Restaurant Server Programme recognition event held last Thursday, Minister of Labour, Cultural Affairs and Sports, Lovitta Foggo, commended Take Five Limited, the facilitators and students for the “successful launch” of the programme.
“This Government and all our relevant stakeholders have an obligation to ensure that local talent interested in careers within the hospitality industry are equipped with the skills needed to attract and retain gainful employment.
“I believe that, more initiatives like this will foster the development of Bermudians to lessen the knowledge gap of local talent within the hospitality industry,” she added.
The three-week academic and practical training programme offers “participants exposure to entry level positions within the industry”.
Four senior school students also participated in the training programme, “and look forward to potential summer employment opportunities in the Hospitality Industry”, she added.
“I believe that this is an example of industry partnering with Government for the betterment of Bermuda and its people. I for one am excited to see what waits ahead for this programme and its participants.
“Congratulations to you all!”
- Photos Supplied: Minister Lovitta Foggo, Workforce Development Director George Outerbridge, representatives of Take Five Ltd & the recent graduates